Traralgon thirds thwart Redlegs

SETTING the tone for the club’s seniors, Traralgon’s thirds marched from third on the competition ladder to lift the Gippsland League premiership trophy.

Remarkably the Maroons added just four points to their half-time total by the final siren but did enough to hold off the minor premier Bairnsdale, 7.6 (48) to 3.7 (25).

A scintillating second quarter set up the result as the home team piled on 5.1 (31) to 1.1 (7) and built a 29-point buffer by the long change.

The Redlegs only added one goal after half-time in a low scoring affair.

After losing the qualifying final to Maffra, Traralgon strung together two wins of seven points or less over Leongatha and the Eagles to reach the grand stage.

Traralgon’s Blake Underwood received the grand final medal for best on ground.